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National Gallery of Canada

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Address: 380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4 , Canada
Phone Number: 16139901985
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Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts du...

Founded in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada (Musée des beaux-arts du Canada) holds in trust a collection of European and Canadian paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photos.

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Monet Special Exhibition

I recently had the opportunity to visit the National Gallery to see the temporary Monet exhibition. It was busy, as it typically is when the work of an important artist is on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently had the opportunity to visit the National Gallery to see the temporary Monet exhibition. It was busy, as it typically is when the work of an important artist is on display. I had no expectations, but was surprised to learn of Monet's interest in bridges. I particularly liked "The Thames Below Westminster" and "Waterloo Bridge, The Sun in... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I toured the Inuit art gallery today and I loved it. The pieces displayed are amazing. I highly recommend taking the time. Afterwards, I enjoyed a coffee and biscotti in the atrium. The view was delightful and the food was delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent most of a day there and barely touched the surface. The density and dynamics of the art exhibited was entrancing. As a keen student of architecture I was enthralled by the building itself. Very beautiful even in the pouring rain.Wished we'd had at least another day to wander the galleries we missed and soak in more artistic expression.

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Bobcaygeon, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Different, okay, The Monet Exhibit space was very busy. I was surprised by some of the pieces were considered to be art.

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Thank Angela T
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent displayed exhibitions!!! I find it interesting that the exhibitions change. There are not only paintings but also sculptures and exhibitions of modern artists.

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As with a masterful symphony, good art transcends the senses... and yet includes them as stepping stones to what lies beyond the various forms. The National Gallery of Canada gently opens the door to the mindful content of the heart. The rest just happens naturally.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent display of Monet's painting around the Seine river on Argenteuil. But my young fellows liked better other impressionists, some Degas, more Monet, and Van Gogh paintings, including one Picasso, on other rooms of the National Gallery. There is something for everyone, specially canadian artists.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The art, the building, and the views of the city and the Gatineau Hills will not disappoint you. Nice collection of Canadian art. Don't forget to check out the installation in front, but not if you're afraid of spiders, because it's a giant one, and it's about to lay her eggs.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are long time members of the National Gallery of Canada and fully enjoy every visit. Of particular note is the very thorough website which is a great place to see what is available, view the Floorplan and to plan your tour. We often have lunch in the Cafeteria or Café which provides a rest for tired feet. Elevators available... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everyone coming to Ottawa should visit here. There is always a special show on and even if you miss that, the Canadian Collection is great Also there is a lovely pool inside where you can sit and relax for awhile. The only thing not so good is the food offerings.

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